Tourism Reopened: Five places to visit in Andhra Pradesh

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Andhra Pradesh tourism starts (Image: Pixabay)
Andhra Pradesh tourism starts (Image: Pixabay)

Hyderabad : As the number of coronavirus cases declined in Andhra Pradesh, the state has relaxed its guidelines for tourism. From June 24 onwards, several touristic spots will be opened for general public.

The state tourism minister Muttamsetti Srinivas Rao on Friday announced that all the prime touristic spots have been opened.

Addressing a press conference, he also mentioned that road shows will be carried out in coming days to promote famous tourist spots of the state.

Srinivas Rao further informed that the tourism department’s Blue Bay hotel at Rushikonda in Visakhapatnam will be developed with INR 164 crore.

According to a media report, all approvals have been granted for the development of the state's floating hotel on a foreign ship that ran aground off Visakhapatnam coast. Steps will be taken to purchase the ship at the earliest, he said and added that work on the floating restaurant will begin soon, as per the reports.

Meanwhile, we bring you five places where you can visit right now.

Sri Venkateswara Temple, Tirupati

Tirupati is one of the famous Hindu pilgrimage destinations in India.  It is popularly referred to as the “Spiritual Capital of Andhra Pradesh”.  Sri Venkateswara Temple is situated in the hill town of Tirumala at Tirupati and is dedicated to Lord Venkateswara, who is considered one of the forms of  Lord Vishnu.

Rushikonda Beach, Visakhapatnam

Located in Visakhapatnam, the Rushikonda beach is one of the must-visit tourist places in Andhra Pradesh and is maintained by the state tourism board, APTDC. If you are in the state, then don’t forget to explore its scenic beauty.

Ramakrishna Beach, Visakhapatnam

This is an ideal spot for you to unwind and have fun. Also widely known as RK beach, Ramakrishna beach is located close to the famous Dolphin’s Nose in Visakhapatnam and is immensely loved for its clear blue waters.

Undavalli Caves, Amaravati

These beautiful rock-cut caves are the finest testimonials to ancient vishwakarma sthapathis. Historically, these caves are said to be from 7th century. The Undavalli Caves are located nearly 6 km from Vijayawada in Guntur City of Andhra Pradesh.

Sri Durga Malleswara Swamy Varla Devasthanam

The popular temple is set on the banks of Krishna river and is dedicated to Goddess Durga. Also known as Kanaka Durga Temple, this iconic temple in Vijayawada is definitely a must-visit.